Our Heritage

The Heritage of
The Reformed Church
in the U. S.

Our church originated out of that stream of protestant Christianity which emerged during the 16th Century Protestant Reformation when God raised up mighty Christian leaders to bring about reform in European churches by the Word of God.

The large denominations which emerged during the Protestant Reformation were termed “Reformed”. These denominations sprang up in various European countries, including France, Germany and Holland.

When German immigrants arrived in America many of these early settlers brought with them the Reformed faith. They established churches under the name of the German Reformed Church, which was later changed to the Reformed Church in the United States.

The ranks of the RCUS were greatly reduced in the battle against theological liberalism in the early 1900’s. However, the Reformed Church in the United States today still stands as one of the few denominations propagating the faith of the Reformation.

Calvary Reformed church is affiliated with the Reformed Church in the United States and adopts the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession and the Canons of Dort as its doctrinal standards. These ‘Three Forms of Unity’ written at the time of the great Protestant Reformation are a superb exposition of the true Christian faith as revealed in the Bible.

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